Nikon has released details of seven new Coolpix models that are scheduled for release between mid-February and early March.


February 3, 2009: Nikon has released details of seven new Coolpix models that are scheduled for release between mid-February and early March.
All the new models come with Nikkor quality lenses and Nikon’s EXPEED image processors. New features across the line-up include; Smart Portrait System, which ensures a bright smile being captured without blinking; Enhanced Face-priority Auto Focus, which can detect up to 12 faces-per-image and adjusts brightness on the subject’s face to ensure well-balanced exposure of a whole picture; and Scene Auto Selector which automatically selects the most appropriate mode according to a picture-taking situation.
Leading the range is the 12.2-megapixel Coolpix P90, which features a 24x Zoom-Nikkor lens that covers a focal range of 26mm to 624mm (35mm equivalent). Its vari-angle 3-inch LCD can be tilted through 90 degrees upward or 45 degrees downward for framing flexibility. Offering P, A,M S and M shooting modes as well as full-auto operation and two user-defined settings (U1/U2), the P90 has a Sport Continuous mode that records up to 45 shots at 15 frames/second and a new Pre-shooting Cache that will store up to 10 frames immediately prior to releasing the shutter.


Front and rear views of the Coolpix P90.
Three new models have been added to the Style Series range, which boasts stylish metal bodies and fashionable colours. The Coolpix S630 is a pocketable model with 12.0 megapixel resolution, a 7x optical zoom lens and 2.7-inch LCD. Features include a Sport Continuous Mode for shooting up to 11 frames-per-second (fps) and four advanced image stabilising features coordinate to ensure sharper results for every shot.


Top view of the Coolpix S630, showing the curved styling.
The Coolpix S230 features an innovative 3.0-inch touch screen LCD plus a 3x optical zoom lens. With 10-megapixel resolution, this model comes in three colours: Warm Silver, Gloss Red, and Purple. Advanced shooting features include the ability to lock autofocus and exposure on a subject by simply touching the subject’s face on the screen. When used with the Portrait One-Touch Zoom function in Portrait or Night Portrait scene modes, another simple touch of the screen commands the camera to set its three-step automatic zoom to take a waist shot, bust shot or a close-up.


The purple version of the Coolpix S230.
The Coolpix S220 is another 10-megapixel model with a 3x optical zoom lens and a 2.5-inch LCD. Features include 4-way VR image stabilisation, ISO settings up to 2000, large controls and independent shooting mode and playback buttons. The Coolpix S220 will be available in Soft Silver, Aqua Green, Magenta, Cobalt Blue, and Purple.


Colour options for the Coolpix S220.
The Coolpix L100 features a 10-megapixel imager and 15x Zoom Nikkor lens (28-420mm in 35mm format). It offers close focusing to 1 cm plus four anti-blur functions, including Sensor Shift VR image stabilisation. The Sports Continuous mode can record at up to 13 frames/second and Scene Auto Selection is available in full auto mode. ISO sensitivity ranges up to 3200 and the L100 comes with 15 Scene mode presets.


The Coolpix L100 features a 15x zoom lens.

At entry level the 8-megapixel Coolpix L19 and 10-megapixel Coolpix L20 are quality compact digital cameras that combine high performance with ease-of-use. Features include an Easy Auto Mode with Nikon’s Scene Auto Selector and Smart Portrait System plus BSS (Best Shot Selector) function and ISO 1600 capability. The Coolpix L20 will be available in Bright Silver, Deep Red, and Black Metallic. The Coolpix L19 will be available in Bright Silver only.


The Coolpix L19 and L20 models.
The P90 is due for release on 13 March, while the other models should go on sale on 20 February. Pricing has still to be determined. For more information, visit